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U.S. Unemployment Rate by State

The following table lists the unemployment rate in the United States in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2013, according to the state name in alphabetical order.

 2003200420052008 2013
United States 6.0% 5.5% 5.1% 5.8% 7.4%
Alabama5.85.64.05.0 6.5
Alaska7.77.56.8 6.7 6.5
Arizona5.75.04.7 5.5 8.0
Arkansas5.95.74.9 5.1 7.5
California6.86.25.4 7.2 8.9
Colorado6.25.55.0 4.0 6.8
Connecticut5.54.94.95.7 7.8
Delaware4.04.14.24.8 6.7
District of
 Columbia
7.28.26.57.0 8.3
Florida5.34.83.86.2 7.2
Georgia4.74.65.36.2 8.2
Hawaii3.93.32.83.9 4.8
Idaho5.34.73.84.9 6.2
Illinois6.76.25.76.5 9.2
Indiana5.35.25.45.9 7.5
Iowa4.44.84.64.1 4.6
Kansas5.6%5.5%5.1%4.4 5.4
Kentucky6.25.36.16.4 8.3
Louisiana6.35.77.14.6 6.2
Maine5.04.64.85.4 6.7
Maryland4.54.24.14.4 6.6
Massachusetts5.85.14.85.3 7.1
Michigan7.17.16.78.4 8.8
Minnesota4.94.74.05.4 5.1
Mississippi6.46.27.96.9 8.6
Missouri5.65.75.46.1 6.5
Montana4.44.44.04.5 5.6
Nebraska4.03.83.83.3 3.9
Nevada5.14.34.16.7 9.8
New Hampshire4.53.83.63.8 5.3
New Jersey5.94.84.45.5 8.2
New Mexico5.95.75.34.2 6.9
New York6.45.85.05.4 7.7
North Carolina6.55.55.26.3 8.0
North Dakota3.6%3.4%3.4%3.2% 2.9%
Ohio6.26.15.96.5 7.4
Oklahoma5.64.84.43.8 5.4
Oregon8.17.46.16.4 7.7
Pennsylvania5.75.55.05.4 7.4
Puerto Rico12.010.611.3NA NA
Rhode Island5.45.25.07.8 9.5
South Carolina6.76.86.86.9 7.6
South Dakota3.53.53.93.0 3.8
Tennessee5.55.45.66.4 8.2
Texas6.76.15.34.9 6.3
Utah5.75.24.33.4 4.4
Vermont4.53.73.54.8 4.4
Virginia4.13.73.54.0 5.5
Washington7.46.25.55.3 7.0
West Virginia6.05.35.04.3 6.5
Wisconsin5.64.94.74.7 6.7
Wyoming4.43.93.63.1 4.6

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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